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What is your favourite programming font?   [Edit]

Survey period: 30 Jun 2008 to 7 Jul 2008

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But have you shopped around and seen what's out there...?

OptionVotes% 
Courier New39931.67
Lucida Console957.54
Consolas23718.81
Proggy Clean262.06
Andale Mono100.79
Envy Code R181.43
Bitstream Vera Sans Mono181.43
Other (fixed-width font)514.05
Other (variable-width font)191.51
Don"t know, don"t care, I use whatever is default33826.83

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GeneralHow about Terminus for TTF and ter-*12n for FON Pin
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GeneralWhat about Andale Mono?! Pin
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GeneralWhat I want [modified] Pin
PIEBALDconsult1-Jul-08 8:34
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It seems to me that "the perfect typeface" would:

0) Be TrueType
1) Be fixed-width
2) Be legible in my chosen point size* (in Visual Studio)
3A) 0 and O easily distinguishable (preferably slashed zero)
3B) Uppercase I and lowercase L easily distinguishable
3C) Lowercase L and the digit 1 easily distinguishable
4) Have glyphs for "all formatting marks" (in Word)
5) Be available from Microsoft Big Grin | :-D
6) Be sans serif (except for the uppercase I)
7) Be usable in a DOS box

(In that approximate order.)

* I use 8 point, you are welcome to choose a larger size


                0  1  2  3A 3B 3C  4  5  6  7
Courier New     X  X  X      X     X  X
Lucida Console  X  X  X      X  X  X  X  X  X
Consolas        X  X      X  X     X  X  X     Looks OK at 10 point, bad at 8 and 12
ProggyCleanSZ   X  X      X  X  X  X     X     Unreadable at 8 and 10, OK at 12
ProggySquareSZ  X  X      X  X  X        X     Unreadable at 8 and 10, OK at 12

Added: 
Andale Mono     X  X  X   X  X  X  X  ?  X
Anonymous       X  X  X   X  X     X     X     7 point
Bitstream Vera  X  X  X   X  X  X  X     X
Envy Code R     X  X      X  X  X  X     X     OK at 8 and 12, better at 10
Onuava          X  X      X  X  X        X     Mostly readable, percent sign in particular is troublesome


I think I'll try Lucida Console for a while and see how it goes. Big Grin | :-D

Well that lasted about five minutes... In VS and Notepad the == runs together into one long equal sign (also combinations like mm). Mad | :mad: I may need to add another criterion above.

modified on Thursday, July 3, 2008 2:57 PM

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